Review: The #1s – Italia 90 EPTweet
The #1’s released their Italia 90 EP about a month ago. It would seem to be a first glimpse into a brand new band pre studio. Their genre seems to fit a power pop/punk Ramones style. The quality of the recording is very questionable. Intentional or not, the drum recordings really bother me. The crash symbol in particular is rather irritating.
The guitar work is very raw which really ads to the music. The vocals really add to the raw elements of the sound. This genre of music is quite hard to pull off as an original band and keeping it interesting for a whole EP is even harder.
“16” is the second song on the EP. The vocals are very grainy and distorted. Trying to replicate the raw elements of the punk era. The chorus is a bit ropey, timing issues with the drums are evident. The songs are short which lead to repeat, repeat, repeat. “Anything” the last song on this very short EP, an up-paced song with that ever reoccurring rawness. The tempo does fall forward and back, the drummer being at fault here.
Overall, the EP is far too short (three 1 minute songs), I spent longer writing this than listening to it. However it does have the potential to good once its rehearsed and recorded better.